[Federal Register: April 11, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 70)]
[Page 17680-17681]
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[CFDA No. 84.229A]

Office of Postsecondary Education; Language Resource Centers 
Program; Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year 
(FY) 2002

    Purpose of Program: The Language Resource Centers Program provides 
assistance to establish, strengthen and operate centers that serve as 

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for improving the nation's capacity for teaching and learning foreign 
    Eligible Applicants: Institutions of higher education and 
combinations of institutions of higher education.
    Applications Available: April 12, 2002.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: May 31, 2002.
    Estimated Available Funds: $720,000.
    Estimated Range of Awards: $350,000--$400,000.
    Estimated Average Size of Awards: $360,000 per year.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 1 award for a South Asia language 
resource center and 1 award for a Middle East language resource center.

    Note: The Department is not bound by any estimates in this 

    Project Period: Up to 48 months.
    Page Limit: The application narrative (Part III of the application) 
is where you, the applicant, address the selection criteria that 
reviewers use to evaluate your application. You must limit Part III to 
the equivalent of no more than 55 pages, using the following standards:
     A ``page'' is 8.5" x 11", on one side only, with 1'' 
margins at the top, bottom, and both sides.
     Double space (no more than three lines per vertical inch) 
all text in the application narrative, including titles, headings, 
footnotes, quotations, references, and captions, as well as all text in 
charts, tables, figures, and graphs.
     Use a font that is either 12-point or larger or no smaller 
than 10-pitch (characters per inch).
    The page limit does not apply to Part I, the cover sheet; Part II, 
the budget section, including the narrative budget justification; Part 
IV, the assurances and certifications; or the one-page abstract, the 
resumes, the timeline, or the letters of support. However, you must 
include all of the application narrative in Part III.
    We will reject your application if--
     You apply these standards and exceed the page limit; or
     You apply other standards and exceed the equivalent of the 
page limit.
    Applicable Regulations: (a) The Education Department General 
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR parts 74, 75, 77, 80, 82, 
85, 86, 97, 98 and 99. and, (b) The regulations for this program in 34 
CFR parts 655 and 669.
    Priority: This competition focuses on projects designed to meet one 
of the priorities in the regulations for this program (34 CFR 
669.22(a)(2). In particular, the competition focuses on the following 
    Specific foreign languages for study or materials development: A 
language resource center funded under this priority must focus either 
on the languages of the Middle East or the languages of South Asia.
    Under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(3) we consider only applications that meet 
the priority.

McDermott, Language Resource Centers Program, U.S. Department of 
Education, International Education and Graduate Programs Service, 1990 
K Street NW., Suite 600, Washington, DC 20006-8521. Telephone: (202) 
502-7635 for Mr. Martinez, and (202) 502-7636 for Mr. McDermott, or via 
Internet: jose.martinez@ed.gov ed.mcdermott@ed.gov
    If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), you may 
call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339.
    Individuals with disabilities may obtain this document in an 
alternative format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer 
diskette) on request to the program contact persons listed under FOR 
    Individuals with disabilities may obtain a copy of the application 
package in an alternative format by contacting those persons. However, 
the Department is not able to reproduce in an alternative format the 
standard forms included in the application package.

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    Program Authority:  20 U.S.C. 1123.

    Dated: April 8, 2002.
Sally L. Stroup,
Assistant Secretary, Office of Postsecondary Education.
[FR Doc. 02-8809 Filed 4-10-02; 8:45 am]